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2019

Sunday 14th April Standing Ovation at ‘Sing into Spring’ Concert.

Wow-what  Concert!

This was our first concert of 2019, where Winchester A Cappella (in red) joined together in harmony with two other dynamic hampshire-based choirs -Rising Stars Community Choir and Bank Notes for a celebration of harmony.

Held in the wonderful Turner Sims concert hall, each chorus show-cased their own style of music with great enthusiasm providing the audience with a wide variety of entertainment.

Supported by a 3 piece band, the 3 groups performed together in harmony at the start and end of the concert celebrating their joy of singing.

Winchester A Cappella were delighted when they received a standing ovation form the audience after their performance.

Photos courtesy of Janey Devine

Monday 1st April – Cake and Fizz to celebrate ‘Winchester A Cappella’

The launch of ‘Winchester A Cappella’ was celebrated in style with cake and Fizz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

15 December 2018 – Spreading good cheer at Southampton General hospital in aid of the hospital’s patient charity

10 December 2018 – Charity – festive cheer – Festive and other songs at Sainsbury’s Badger Farm , Winchester in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust

22 September 2018 IBM Hursley

21st May 2018 Sing into Spring concert at All Saint’s Church Hall

9th April – 2018 – Our successful ‘Sing into Spring’ course started.

26th March 2018 – Our new MD Oliver (Ollie) Downer joined us

11th March 2018 Portsmouth Music Festival

11th February 2018 Sang at the Mayor of Winchester’s Massed Sing Event at Winchester Guildhall.

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2017

18th December 2017 Sang Christmas Carols at Southampton General Hospital to raise money for Hospital Patient Charities

9th December 2017 Sang at Park Gate Primary School for their Christmas Fete
3rd December 2017 Performed at the BodyRox Christmas Show at the Berry Theatre in Hedge End.

6th October 2017 Competed in the Irish Convention in Cork.

19th March 2017

The chorus won 3 singing categories – Songs from the Shows, Barbershop Female Chorus, and Hymn, Gospel, Spiritual or Sacred – at Portsmouth Music Festival. We also won best overall Barbershop group for the Pitchpipers’ Trophy.

15th January 2017

Fantastic coaching day with Sally Maclean of the award winning White Rosettes.


2016

12th November 2016

Retirement Party for our Musical Director Di Crosfield. After 17 years leading the chorus as our Musical Director, the chorus held a ‘surprise’ retirement party in Di’s honour.

Joined by for past members and friends from other LABBS choruses, Di and her family took centre stage as we all enjoyed a fun-filled evening of smiles, song and laughter with entertainment including a mass sing of our favourite songs… and to top it all, an amazing celebration cake.

2016

30th October 2016 – LABBS 40th Anniversary Convention, Harrogate

This year was the last convention with our MD, Di. We performed with enthusiasm ‘Taking a chance on love’ and the beautiful ballad ‘You don’t know me’.

The ballad was an all-time favourite of Di’s which she had selected specially for us to sing in this important year.

A great time was had by all. The chorus gained their highest marks to date at a LABBS Convention and Di was awarded a LABBS 40 year award. As usual, the singing and laughter went on late into the evening.